RepositoryLambeth Palace Library
Alt Ref NoCFR LRC 2
Extent65 ff.
TitleAustria: General conditions
Date29 Nov 1945-5 Apr 1975
DescriptionReports and correspondence concerning the protestant church in Austria after the war, 1946-47, the refugee problem, the Oecumenic High Church Movement, and the church state relations.

Includes a summary of information obtained in interviews with Pfarrer Hans Rieger and Professor Dr Gustav Entz on 'Protestant Churches in Austria', 29 Oct 1945; translation of the statement by Entz, Dean of the Faculty of Protestant Theology in the University of Vienna, 19 Nov 1945; report on the refugee problem in Austria, 19 Mar 1946; 'Austria's Protestant Youth Minister Reports', 19 Mar 1946; diary of a visit to Austria by R.C. Llewelyn, 2-18 Aug 1946, concerning the 'Save Europe Now' campaign, food shortages and nutritional issues; correspondence between Cyril Garbett, Archbishop of York and Rev Herbert Waddams concerning the Oecumenic High Church Movement in Austria, in reponse to a letter received by Garbett from the movement, 24-25 Apr 1947; report produced for the World Council of Churches Department of Reconstruction and Inter-Church Aid on 'Impressions on a visit to Austria' by Pastor G. Hedenquist, with particular emphasis on the food situation and the church situation, Jun 1947; report on 'A Day at Hamburgerstrasse, Vienna' by Paul Bock, concerning the work of the Protestant Relief Centre, Jun 1947; requests from Rev D. Gerhard May, Bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Austria, to Geoffrey Fisher, Archbishop of Canterbury, and the Allied Commission for Austria, concerning the retention of Austrian Prisoners of War, 23 May-4 Jul 1947; World Council of Churches Department of Reconstruction and Inter-Church Aid report providing background information about Austria, particularly refugee needs and non-Roman churches in Austria, Oct 1952; summary by C. Bertrand Jerram of a pamphlet containing two lectures by May on the topics of how Austrian Evangelicals should view the Austrian elections and 'religious peace', published by the Evangelical Press in Austria, 11 Apr 1953; memoranda by Rev Michael Halliwell on discussions with Pastor Geiselbrecht and the official dedication of the new Lutheran Church in Zell am See, 3-5 Jul 1960, and a visit to Roman Catholic churches in Salzburg, 30 Jul 1960; extract from the Ecumenical Review, Vol XIII No.4 Jul 1961 on 'Religious Liberty in Austria'; press extract 'Report from Graz' containing a Kelham student's account of a Student Christian Movement conference on the theme of 'Who is Man? The Presence of Jesus Christ in Our World', Sep 1962; Lutheran World Federation Press Service extract on 'Austrians study second rite in mixed marriages', 22 Sep 1966; note for Michael Ramsey, Archbishop of Canterbury, and file note on the visit of Bishop Sakrausky, the new Lutheran Bishop in Vienna to London for the annual German-language Lutheran Synod in London, 17 Apr-9 May 1969; brief report by Canon Michael Moore on a visit to Austria, 2-5 Apr 1975.

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